X-Men Film Series Update: Bryan Singer; Hugh Jackman and 'The Wolverine'
By Andrew Villagomez
Openly gay director Bryan Singer has signed on to get back behind the director's seat for the next X film project, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Singer directed the first two movies of the franchise: 2000's X-Men and 2003's X2, which is regarded as one of the best superhero movies of the last 12 years according to Entertainment Weekly.
Singer recently produced and co-wrote the successful X-Men: First Class, and this new X-men film is supposed to be a sequel to that.
The comic book story plot for which the new film is named after involves time traveling into the past to fix a dark future in which the mutants live, so a speculation could be that all the X films that come after X-Men: First Class, timeline wise, could be altered by the new film.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to hit theaters on July 18, 2014, and will feature James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence, reprising their roles as younger versions of Prof. Xavier, Magneto, and Mystique, respectively. And with the time traveling, cameos from stars such as Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Sean Ashmore, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, and of course Hugh Jackman.
But let's not forget: Jackman's second X-men solo film, The Wolverine, is due July 26, 2013, and will be directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma).